Saturday 20, September 2008 Festival Schedule

Activities throughout the day

Families Make Sculpture Workshop
Mural-Painting (Graffiti) Community Workshop
Hula Hoop Demonstration
Face-Painting for the whole family
Guided tours of the park
Chair massage
Tribal Spirits of the Sun, musicians and belly dancers (www.tribalspiritsofthesun.net)
Guerillas on a Bike: Jazz reggae artists who perform music on a mobile bike/stage.


PERFORMING ARTISTS SCHEDULE

On the Main Stage

Noon to 10 pm: A family-friendly, hip, fun variety show of extremely talented and eccentric musicians, poets, storytellers, and performers.

12 noon, Eclectic Ensemble: Known for its provocative rhythms and textures, Eclectic Ensemble is an ethnic percussion and rhythm troupe inspired by Arabic world music.

1:00, Tai Chi demonstration: Village Tai Chi, Center City, MN

1:15, The Juggernauts: Folk, country, and bluegrass

1:30, Thea Ennen: Chisago County country folk singer/songwriter. A long-time favorite on the coffee house circuit, Thea Ennen won a Minnesota Music Award for Best Folk Album in 1994.

2:00 ANNOUNCEMENTS/SPEAKERS

2:30, Sabyre Daniels: Taylors Falls/St. Croix Falls artist making a stir in the Twin Cities.

2:40, Jess Nelson: St. Croix Valley folk singer.

2:50, Mississippi Seven: A mix of old-time, folk, rock, and originals.

3:00, Roy McBride: Celebrity poet.

3:15, Whoopgnash: Twin Cities Brazilian jazz ensemble playing experimental jazz fusion with an edge (www.whoopgnash.com),.

3:45, Hot Hips Hula Hoop Demonstration.

4:00, Squib: Chisago/Polk County favorite bluegrass, dance, and rock band.

4:45, Normonzo the Great: Chisago Lakes magician/comedian—magicnorm.com.

5:00, Tim Kaiser: A musician from Duluth, MN, who plays handmade steel instruments.

5:15, Dale Cox: Naturalist poet/environmentalist.

5:30, Nick Garcia and the Sin Horses: Twin Cities band (www.myspace.com/sinhorses)

6:15, Normonzo the Great: Chisago Lakes magician/comedian.

6:45, Jaysboatcar: Regional favorite, a unique blend of instrumental and Latin swing jazz (www.myspace.com/jaysboatcar).

7:30, The Beast: Master guitar soloist from Rifs and Rails, Amery, WI.

7:45, The Lesstet: Drummer/composer/improvisationalist/experimentalist

8:00–8:30: Readings by local area poets, including Deb Clover, Kelly Green, and Wordsworth.

8:45, Faux Jean: Soloist extraordinaire, Twin Cities legendary singer/songwriter.

9:00, Eddie Y: Veteran and area favorite beat poet.

9:10, Mel Gibson and the Pants: Red-hot Twin Cities dance band (www.myspace.com/melgibsonandthepants).

On the Area Dadaist Stage

Noon to 10 pm, Natural Wander: An ambient and found sound music excursion featuring David Diagonal and The Push. This is a satellite stage in the northwest corner of the sculpture park.

Franconia Sculpture Park is here on this earth to foster an inspiring environment for artists to expand their skills and to promote public education in 3-dimensional art.

Franconia Sculpture Park has forged a national identity as the Midwest’s premier outdoor sculpture park, offering a unique combination of work, residence, and exhibition space for emerging and established artists. FSP encourages audience appreciation and participation in sculpture through dawn to dusk visiting hours, 365 days a year, in a relaxed, informal setting where people are invited to watch and talk with artists as they work. FSP augments its exhibitions with educational and outreach programs that include weekly scheduled docent tours, school partnerships, Kids Make Sculpture Workshops, specific programs for at-risk youth, 3-D Symposiums, and partnerships with other like-minded organizations.

 



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